From 6-8 June 2023, VERTIC’s NIM Programme held an legislative drafting workshop for the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) with Sierra Leone. The workshop formed part of the assistance provided by VERTIC under a project funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The event took place in Freetown and gathered around 15 relevant government officials alongside two legal experts from VERTIC. The objective of the workshop was to work towards the drafting of legislation that implements the CWC in Sierra Leone. After an opening session and introductory presentations on the Convention, its implementing obligations and the Sierra Leone’s situation with respect to chemical security and the CWC, the participants discussed the drafting of implementing provisions for Sierra Leone. An action plan to finalise the text was discussed during the final session.